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good morning. welcome to breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay. our headlines today: brexit is in danger of getting stuck — that's the warning from a senior cabinet minister who urges mps from all parties to come together. crucial talks to tackle global warming continue through the night as officials from 200 countries struggle to agree a deal. a british sailor, rescued after her boat capsized during a round the world race, says she would do it all again in a heartbeat. crazy high—five living in scotland. livignston score five in just 1a minutes to thrash hearts late in the game, and there was a red card too in a match that had been rather dull. good morning. amber warnings are in force today for their freezing rain in this part of the world. also for heavy snow and storm deirdre is bringing severe gales as well. more detail in around quarter of an hour. it's saturday the 15th of november.
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our top story: the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, has urged mps from all parties to work together to achieve brexit. writing in the daily mail, she says our exit from the eu is in danger of getting stuck and politicians should abandon outrage and accusations. here's our political correspondent, chris mason. parliament at the moment is staring ata parliament at the moment is staring at a gridlock non—brexit, with the government and the opposition parties seemingly unable to cobble together a majority to endorse anything. so what you've got is a range of voices in this brexit debate now setting out their vision for the future, because they anticipate the prime minister's one will be defeated in the commons next month. amber rudd, she's the work and pensions secretary, she's got an article in this morning's daily mail, she says she supports the prime minister's deal but she's talking about the need for consensus
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gci’oss talking about the need for consensus across parliament building a coalition for some sort of outlook other than no deal. meanwhile, you've got nigel farage, the former leader of ukip, he was addressing a rally last night in central london, and he said that he's beginning to think another referendum is the most likely outcome from all of this, something that he says would be outrageous, and those who have long campaigned for it feel is the only thing that should happen. chris mason there. negotiations at a climate change conference in poland have continued through the night with nearly 200 nations trying to agree on how best to tackle rising temperatures around the world. progress has been made, but there are problems over the question of compensating poorer countries for the damage caused by global warming. from katowice, our environment correspondent, matt mcgrath, reports. climate negotiations rarely finish on time as every step has to be
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agreed by consensus and among almost 200 governments. adding to the burden on exhausted delegates here has been the knowledge their decisions will set the direction of travel for the paris agreement for decades to come. such is the sense of urgency about the impacts of climate change, there are also seeking new deep carbon cutting pledges from every country by 2020. there are those who are trying to water it down, and not to be a significant reflection, but, i mean, we're talking about the majority of the world is calling for recognition of what the science is saying, but there's one or two or three that are trying to, you no, i don't know what they're trying to do, because you cannot discount the fact of science. science is science. one issue causing problems is the question of market mechanisms, where countries can i carbon credits from each other as a way of reducing emissions. similar schemes in the past were often shown to be
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fraudulent. there are several other interlocking problems in the complex text that countries have reservations about. none are insurmountable given enough time, but with thousands of negotiators due to fly home, time is in very short supply. matt mcgrath reporting from the conference in katowice in poland. campaigners are urging the government to stop plans to issue prison officers with a synthetic pepper spray to help tackle violence in jails. the substance, known as pava, has been tested in four prisons over six months. the prison reform trust says that in those trials the spray was used unsafely and inappropriately. our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw, reports. stop what you're doing, stop right there! it's used by police to subdue violent suspects, now prison officers are getting anasta is pepper spray. pava, as it's known, will be available in public sector prisons for men from next year. when ministers announced the rollout in october, they said it followed a
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successful pilot scheme. the incapacity and was deployed 50 times in. but analysis the prison reform trust suggested pava wasn't being used as it should have been. in two thirds of cases it said the use of the spray may have breached official guidance. sometimes prison officers we re guidance. sometimes prison officers were accidentally squirted, and it found pava was deployed against prisoners with mental health problems and inmates who were harming themselves. it was used in a case where a prisoner was in the prison hospital. if you're in the prison hospital there's chances you're mentally ill and this prisoner was, and pava was used three times in ten minutes and on the last occasion the prisoner was behind a cell door and the pava was behind a cell door and the pava was sprayed at point—blank range through the peephole in the cell door. so was plainly wrong. prison campaigners say pava should not be given to other offices until there is a detailed review, but the prison service says it's taken on board lessons learned during the pilot scheme and they'll be clear
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rules on how the sprays should be used. danny shaw, bbc news. —— there'll. thousands of police are preparing for a fifth consecutive weekend of protests by the so called yellow vest movement. the unrest was sparked by rises in fuel taxes but has grown into demonstrations against president macron's administration. our paris correspondent, hugh schofield, reports. once again in paris, the riot police will be out in force on the champs—elysees where a number of luxury goods shops said they will be shutting for third day. some museums will be closed but both the louvre and the eiffel tower will be staying open. the authorities are taking no chances but they hope the number of protesters today will be significantly down on previous weekends. after president's macron's offer to open the state's coffers on monday with 10 billion euros in help for people on low wages and pensions, some in the yellow vest movement have acknowledged that was a major step forward
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and have called for a pause. others say that the violence at the last two saturday protests, much of it actually caused by young opportunists rather than bona fide protesters, is damaging the cause. but there are still yellow vests around the country who feel now is not the time to ease up the pressure. they feel that if macron has given once, he can give again. hugh schofield, bbc news, paris. a british sailor who was rescued after her boat capsized during a solo round the world race has said she would do it again in a heartbeat. ina in a heartbeat! straightaway! susie goodall was rescued after she got into trouble 2,000 miles west of cape horn. we reported this a couple of weeks ago. yesterday she arrived back on dry land in the chilean city of punta arenas, where she was met by her mother and brother. ben ando reports. back on dry land and an emotional welcome from her family for susie goodall, the british sailor rescued from the southern ocean after the mast of her racing yacht was torn
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off in mast of her racing yacht was torn offina mast of her racing yacht was torn off in a ferocious storm. after 157 days alone at sea and a very emotional week to follow, was fighting back the tears as i stepped off the ship and saw my mum and my old est off the ship and saw my mum and my oldest brother. my rock has been my family from day one when i signed up three years ago to the golden globe race, put them through a lot and i have a lot of making up to do. she set sail injune. at 29, the youngest competitor in the gruelling golden globe around the world race. she'd reached fourth position in the standings after rounding cape or on when, ten days ago, disaster. buffeted by huge waves, thousands of miles from land, the mast of her... after drifting for two days, she was picked up by a chinese freighter. it was a delicate operation because her yacht, dhl starlight, was unable to power it self, the giant 40,000 ton ship had to gently manoeuvre itself
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alongside for her to be winched aboard. sailing away from dhl starlight was heartbreaking, she is still... her race this time is done. but susie goodall said even knowing what's in store in the dangerous seas of the southern ocean, if she was asked whether she would do it again, she would say yes in a heartbeat. ben an, bbc news. the fact it took ten days even for that great big tanker to take her from where she got stuck to the coast shows how isolated she was. amazing, well done, susie, enjoy your rest. she is passionate about it, so she will do it again. may be on the way back she could stop in new york. new york is a city famous for its bright lights, but the big apple has never seen anything like this. it's hosting its first ever chinese lantern festival. more than 3,000 hand—made lanterns were shipped to the us from china for the spectacular event. some of the displays are up to 30ft high. lantern festivals are an ancient tradition in the far east and have been around for 2,000 years.
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aren't they beautiful? first time it's ever been held there. we've had matt and carol out and about four lantern festivals, haven't we mother for on breakfast. amazing. this one looks rather spectacular. very beautiful. thought you'd enjoy those pictures. 6:10am! let's have a look at the papers. the picture of the clash between theresa may and european commission president jean—claude juncker is used on a number of papers. "angry and bruised, may returns empty—handed," reads the guardian. the daily telegraph says the pms response to mrjuncker was "i've been very clear: don't call me nebulous." saying this public war of words has left a cloud over the brussels summit. nebulous, what did you call
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me? nebulous, diss you did, nebulous. i'm quoting what they said. —— yes you did. nebulous. i'm quoting what they said. -- yes you did. nebulous was one of the most looked up words on the internet yesterday. brits will have to pay £6 to visit europe after brexit according to the sun. it says the pass will last for three years. that is coming out as part of the discussions, the ongoing discussions in brussels. 7 euros per person i think. and season's greetings, the main picture on the times is the duke and duchess of cambridge's christmas card, featuring louis, charlotte and george. the main headline, may's brexit deal is dead. in the daily mail today, amber rudd writing mps need to come together from all parties to make sure brexit happens. more on the christmas card. you like this, do you? the sun have done some
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detective work, this was lou reed when he was three years younger sitting on the steps an official portrait —— louis. if you look closely, the sun think charlotte, his sister, three or four years on is wearing the same jumper, the same khadi and. doesn't look the same to me. with sleeves on, that's not a cardigan. the neckline is different. nothing like each other! they're saying louis has george's old shoes on, louis's endured's on the left, harry and meghan's wedding picture, looking at the fireworks after their wedding in the summer. very nice indeed. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the headlines: mps from all parties... amber rudd
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has been writing in the daily mail, urging members to work together on brexit, saying the process is in danger of getting stuck. another set of talks going on in europe, not just the brexit talks in brussels, but 200 countries trying to reach an agreement on how to deal with climate change at a summit in poland. it was due to end last night but talks have continued through the night and we expect some kind of resolution today. those are the stories we're focusing on, as well as lots of other things but we need to talk about the weather. i was told yesterday. it's been a really cold week. now we're getting something quite rare, do you know the difference between freezing rain and sleet? i know it's horrible. i have no idea. helen, you're going to explain this over and over and over again over the next four hours. good morning! on a serious note, we'll talk about freezing rain, it's incredibly rare
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in the uk. it's often found around the us, but i remember the winter of 95/96, that was the last major system and we have a lot of widespread freezing rain and i'll talk about what it is. all the severe weather is coming at once today. almost a distant memory by tomorrow. the met office has amber warnings because we are particularly worried about the freezing rain instant ice rink affect, but we have the warning for snow and blizzards as well because of storm deirdre. because it's been so of storm deirdre. because it's been so cold this week i'm a wee have the cold air embedded, we have the transition where the mild atlantic air is coming in on top of the cold air is coming in on top of the cold air with the wintry mix, so it looks horrendous for some today to say the least! freezing rain, what is it wysiwyg have snow in the upper atmosphere but sometimes it can fall into milderairand atmosphere but sometimes it can fall into milder air and sometimes it becomes rain. not above freezing,
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temperatures mostly above freezing and when it hits the cold air we have on the ground that naga was talking about, really cold yesterday, my car thermometer was barely above freezing, it acts like an ice skating rink, it becomes treacherous, that black highs. these are the areas in force from the met office expected mid morning onwards, the north midlands into northern england, southern scotland, central lowla nds england, southern scotland, central lowlands and snow further north. there could be snow initially anyway as this weather system comes in, you've got the cold air with us and this massive area of low pressure, twojoined this massive area of low pressure, two joined together coming in this massive area of low pressure, twojoined together coming in on this massive area of low pressure, two joined together coming in on top of what's been a really cold week. we start with a widespread frost this morning. as that creeps into the cold air, we're seeing snow already across the lake district, for example, and that process will continue across scotland. initially quite patchy and heavy rain further west and the warnings out for that in northern ireland, wales and the south—west as well as severe gales with storm deirdre. get the snow
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coming in and then heavier into the afternoon and that's when the real concerns arise, late morning into the afternoon and evening. in the south, there might be temporary snow but it looks like it will be mostly rain but that amount of rain, 30 —— 50 millimetres, could cause flooding. significant snow over the pennines but as i say, the potential for widespread black highs. if you're travelling today, stay in tune, difficult to get the detail right with this one and it's best to keep tuned to the forecast and your local radio. you can see that in scotland, severe gales blowing around the coast in the west and very gusty winds will cause blizzards with the heavy snow, 20 or 30 centimetres over the highlands. all coming at once today courtesy of storm deirdre with the freezing rain, very unusual in this country, asi rain, very unusual in this country, as i say, and extremely dangerous. powerlines might be affected by the highs because the wind will blow the super cooled air onto those lines. tomorrow, overnight and tomorrow,
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all blowing away and we are back to rain and showers for the most part with temperatures up on today, between seven and 10 degrees. quite a contrast really. but of course it's a busy shopping day today and by the time we get to monday, back into the mild air and back into what we call a mobile weather system with weather system coming in from the atlantic. today, as i say, treacherous conditions potentially. if you're out on the roads, it looks really very nasty. there are numerous warnings out there, all on the website, but the main amber ones are for the snow across scotland and the snow and freezing rain across parts of scotland, northern england and the north midlands. of course, plenty more through the morning, naga and don john. plenty more through the morning, naga and don john. helen, thanks for taking us through that —— john johnson obika please note helen's warnings. especially with people out and about doing family trips and things! it's time to take a look at this week's film review. hello and welcome to
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the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. mark, nice to have you here. nice to be here. what do we have this week? an interesting week. we have spider—man multiplied in into the spider—verse, an animated feature. we have mortal engines, a battle of the cities. and lizzie, an infamous murder revisited. spider—man: into the spider—verse, an animation that given its origins makes perfect sense. absolutely. it brings together a series of different spider—man, spider—men, spider people, from all the different universes. focusing largely on the central character of miles morales, bitten by a spider while doing spray paint graffiti, and he develops spider powers he doesn't
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know what to do with. initially he thinks it's puberty. the next thing he finds himself in a world with lots of other spider people showing him the ropes, pun intended. here's a clip. 0h. act supernormal. selecting a bagel. spider—man? you know, that's funny. i get that a lot. hey! he's got the bagel! all right, time to swing, just like i taught you. when did you teach me that? i didn't. it's a little joke, team building. all right, you ready? of course i'm not ready! whoa! i can't do this yet! everybody knows that the best way to learn is under intense life—threatening pressure. ow. come on. uh—oh. target‘s been spotted. what are you doing down there?
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i run better than i swing. you've got to swing, or they'll catch you. this is what you wanted. i thought it was really good fun. what i like about it is, if you are a comic book fan then you will be used to the idea of several different incarnations of the same character. also, if you're a movie fan, we have seen at least three different versions of spider—man in the last 10—15 years. this takes all those different versions and throws them together in the same universe and has fun with them in the same world. i liked it because firstly it looks great. it's really well done, the animation and it owes an awful lot to the original comic book sources. the film—makers said they wanted every frame to look like it was torn from a comic book, which it does. it's really funny, the jokes really hit home. but it's really moving. there is a lovely thing, the whole thing about spider—man is that it's about an outsider and this is a group of outsiders all outside their own world, trying to find their place. i think young audiences can enjoy it as well as older audiences.
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i'm 56 and not a huge comic books fan nor a spider—man aficionado but i laughed all the way through and found it really moving. really enjoyable. some superhero films can get too dark and self—importa nt. this looks like it avoids that. there is underlying substance to it. it is about something, someone finding their own place in the world, but it hasn't got that brooding, everything is black and grey and grim. it's really good fun. i saw it with a paying audience and it went down terrifically well, the jokes all hitting home. but the bits that were meant to be moving were doing so as well. no one was more surprised by me by how much fun this was and i really liked it. second, mortal engines, based on a book by philip reeve. which i haven't read. it's in a post—apocalyptic world in which cities have basically got up and are walking around fighting each other. so we meet london, the whole of london with st paul's and bits that you recognise, chasing after other cities.
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the principle that drives it is called municipal darwinism. it's produced and co—written by peterjackson of the lord of the rings movies, so you're expecting it to look spectacular and have really arresting stuff in it. i think at its very best it has hints of studio ghibli cartoons like laputa or howl's moving castle, and a bit of terry gilliam and jeunet and caro. at its worst, it's transformers with towns, it's big cities hitting each other. the problem is, although it's visually spectacular, the script feels lumpen. the characters don't get much chance to develop in it. one character called shrike comes in, strikes a nerve, and you think, "here we go." here's a character with an with an arc and development and he changes and things happen to him. the minute he's off screen, it's much less interesting. it's almost like the spectre of the cities themselves. it's a lot of ideas, many of which you recognise from otherfilms, bolted together and kind of lumping around the screen for a couple of hours.
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there are interesting things in it, but i have to say it is a shambolic movie. i did find a lot of it, a lot of the time watching it thinking, i wish the story was as good as what i'm looking at. spectacular visuals are neverjust enough. you need to have substance underneath. the synopsis i read seemed slightly implausible. i don't mind implausibility. i just want it to have emotional sense. i thought it lacked that. lizzie is our third film. if i say the name lizzie borden, what do you think? i don't think anything. lizzie borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. have i let you down? no, simon mayo said the same thing as you. i'm in great company. lizzie borden was the central suspect in a murder case in 1872 that inspired a ghoulish nursery rhyme. this is now chloe sevigny and kristen stewart starring in a film about lizzie borden.
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chloe sevigny is lizzie, living in a house under the tyrannical rule of her father, who is really horrible, and a hated stepmother. kristen stewart is the maid, bridget, who's told her name is maggie now she works in the house. they form a shared bond that is sparked initially by their loathing of the father figure. here's a clip. sorry this is happening to you. i'm ashamed to be his daughter. i've been lying to myself for so long now. telling myself that things will get better. it won't, will it? not ever. pigeons c00
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why are you kind to me? what's the relationship like between those two? i've read certain reviews that say the dynamic between the two is fantastic. it is. what's interesting about the film is that i imagined everybody knows a version of this story and i'm finding out more and more that that isn't true. the film seems to imagine you already do, that this is a story where nobody is quite sure what happened in the case. the film imagines a version of events, it looks like it's inspired by a version of events from an ed mcbain novel. it develops a relationship between the two central characters and then works out a dynamic that seems to make sense within the context of the movie. whether it's true, nobody knows but it makes sense within the movie. we were talking before about the very different film, mortal engines. i don't mind the invention
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of fantasy but it has to make sense in and of itself. i thought this really did. you can see from the clip it's really low—key. you can feel the electricity in the air. very, very good performances. it reminds me of the movie lady macbeth, about a character trapped within a house. the house felt very claustrophobic, like a prison, and you get a sense of that in this. that inside the house everything is stifling and outside the house it's a very, very different atmosphere. i thought it was a very interesting and low—key film. clearly not for everybody. the thing that surprises me most, i thought it was a film that was saying, you all know this story, and this is a different version. but it turns out that's not true. not at all. i would have to swot up on it before going to see it. the best out, the old man and the gun. i love this. are you going to go and see it? i am going to go and see it. i just thought it was fabulous.
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you have heard all the stories that robert redford has said it might be his last film. who knows whether it will. but if it is his last, what a fabulous note to go out on. it's based on a true story, he plays an old bank robber, part of a group called the over the hill gang. it's him and his relationship with sissy spacek, looking back on his life, that becomes an anthology of robert redford's screen career. he is wonderful. supporting performances are great, including a brilliant performance from tom waits, the musician turned actor. i think he's great. if you are robert redford, this would be the point where you go, i'm top of the tree, thank you, i will step away. i will look forward to it. i don't go to the cinema often enough. do go and see this. you will love this. the best dvd this week? they shall not grow old is out this week on dvd. there was a lot of attention around armistice day. i think its extraordinary. they have ta ken 100—year old footage from the great war. peterjackson, who produced mortal engines, and co—wrote it, this is what he has done brilliantly here, taking this old footage, using computer graphics and special effects to make it look like it was shot yesterday.
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it's like you are in the trenches with the faces of these very young soldiers from 100 years ago literally looking like they are right in front of you. he has added soundtrack and they got lip readers in to read what's being said. but the effect is really extraordinary. it's like the film leaps into life. it's quite startling when it first happens, quite remarkable. it's very moving and i think that of the two peterjackson products around at the moment, this is the one to pay attention to. i have put it down to go and see that as well. mark, thank you. lovely to see you. and you. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week, though. thanks for watching. goodbye. hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty and jon kay.
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good morning. here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news: after one of the most turbulent political weeks in decades, this morning there is a call for mps from all parties to work together to achieve brexit. the work and pensions secretary, amber rudd, who is a close ally of the prime minister, says our exit from the eu is in danger of getting stuck. writing in the daily mail she said it's time for politicians to abandon outrage and accusations. negotiations at a climate change conference in poland have continued through the night with nearly 200 nations trying to agree on how best to tackle rising temperatures around the world. progress has been made, but there are problems over the question of compensating poorer countries for the damage caused by global warming. scientists have warned the global temperature rise must be kept below 1.5 degrees by the end of this century to avoid the worst impact. campaigners are urging the government to stop plans to issue prison officers with a synthetic pepper spray to help tackle violence in jails.
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the prison reform trust says that during trials the spray, known as pava, was used unsafely and inappropriately. but the prison service says lessons have been learnt form the pilot and there'll be clear rules on how the sprays should be used. thousands of police are preparing for a fifth consecutive weekend of protests by the so called yellow vest movement. shops were looted, cars were set alight and windows were broken in paris last weekend. the unrest was sparked by rises in fuel taxes but has grown into demonstrations against president macron's administration. a british sailor who was rescued after her boat capsized during a solo round—the—world race has said she would do it again in a heartbeat. susie goodall was rescued after she got into trouble 2,000 miles west of cape horn. yesterday, she finally arrived back in chile, where she was reunited with her mother and brother. after 157 days alone at sea, and a very emotional week to follow,
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i was fighting back the tears as i stepped off the ship and saw my mum and oldest brother. my whole family have been my rock from day one of this whole journey, way back three years ago when i signed up to this golden globe race. i've put them through a lot and i know i have a lot of making up to do. you can just feel how disappointed she is. she's obviously glad to be safe but gutted its over. a bit shellshocked as well from the experience. good luck to her, she says she will move on and she would do it all over again in a heartbeat! commuters in the us state of new jersey couldn't believe their eyes when cash started blowing across a main road. not blowing across a main road. surprisingly, when this happened... motorists stopped their vehicles and risked their lives to pick up the money which had spilled out of the back an armoured car. this is silly, for muggy! " this is silly, for muggy! —— for money! but police have warned people
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they'll have to return the money and are investigating several road traffic accidents linked to the incident. i don't know if it is marked, it might be security marked. the traffic is moving pretty quickly, isn't it? god, dangerous! that is one for you... one for me... i thought you had some in your hand! that would never happen, you know me! that would be dangerous! those are your news headlines this morning, mike is here with the sport. good morning, talking about chelsea, one former star, a legend, frank lampard has said with the anti—semitic chance alleged in hungary, before that the targeting of raheem sterling last weekend, is a wider society problem and he talked about social media being largely to blame for the lack of respect, a fact being on twitter you can be anonymous and have a go at people, and whether that is spilling
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out onto the stands. it makes things seem to some people as an acceptable. that's the kind of thing he is suggesting. -- as acceptable. lampard is now the derby manager and was speaking ahead of their match against nottingham forest on monday. chelsea are still close to his heart, and for every fan it has been concering to see his former club facing allegations of racial abuse from their supporters for the second time in a week after anti—semitic chants were heard at their europa league match on thursday. i think ithink in i think in a bigger picture, and there is one here, and this is not to exclude racism, racism is a part of this but i do get disappointed with the amount of hate that goes on in the modern society and game, some of it social media based, its very plausible now to say i don't like you because of how you look, because of your sex, because of your preferences, because of your family, because of your decisions that you've made in your career. i think that's something we need to look at, and that's just about decency. you can be a football fan all your life and never experience what livingston fans enjoyed in scotland. 20 minutes to go and still 0—0, all a bit tense and dull and then hearts had a man sent off
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and livingston scored five goals, including this brilliant individual one by dolly menga. 14 minutes for those five goals. hearts have lost six of their last eight games now and missed the chance to go top. livingstone are just two points behind them in fifth. was there a hat—trick? was there a hat-trick? no, there wasn't. different players. shared amongst the players, and the red ca rd amongst the players, and the red card as well. if you left early and missed that all, do get in touch with us! i say that but it's a bit early to leave, people leave after 85 minutes, but 72? i don't know, i've seen it happen. i've probably left before when a game is going bad bad! west brom are up to third in the championship after a 2—1win at promotion rivals sheffield united. the blades had led in the first half, but then gareth barry's equaliser and this strike from kieran gibbs completed the west brom turnaround, and takes them to within three points of leeds in the automatic promotion places.
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manchester city will look to get back to winning ways when they face everton this lunchtime. city lost 2—0 at chelsea last time out and their manager says they'll have to keep their focus this afternoon because even footballers can get distracted by christmas trimmings. of course now christmas time is here, and the people, you know, are in holidays, the kids are out of the school, at home, and families come back at home and have the tendency to enjoy the christmas times. it's the toughest part of the season in terms of the opponent results and so on. so it's hard to be focused, keep focused. i wish my christmas jumpers were as classy as bad, mine are all tacky and gaudy but that was really casebook. you have a moose pyjama thing. a1 is the! -- really casebook. —— a onesie! —— really
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tasteful. you've got a dressing down? was it a moose onesie? why is that strange? it is fine! were it to your next red carpet do, see how that goes on. it is personality, there we go! i won't be turning up ina there we go! i won't be turning up in a moose outfit! don't worry! it's awards season, with sports personality on the bbc this weekend, and liverpool's mo salah has been named the african footballer of the year. the liverpool and egypt striker retains the trophy he also won last year. he helped liverpool to the final of last season's champions league and got his country to the world cup finals in russia. he says he's already looking to win, it for a third time next year! great feeling. you know, would like to win it all so next year so i'm looking forward from now. you know, it's a great feeling to win another award, two yea rs it's a great feeling to win another award, two years in a row, so happy to win it. each moment i feel like i'm scoring goals, helping the team to get the points, to be top of the league, you
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know, that's always a great feeling. in rugby union... exeter chiefs will live to fight another day in the european champions cup after coming out on top in their must—win match at gloucester. it was the first victory for the premiership runners—up in europe this season. the chiefs scored four tries to gloucester‘s three. elsewhere, ulster completed the double against scartlets with a win at the kingspan stadium. next to a golden day for great britain at the... track cycling world cup in london with five gold medals. in the team pursuit, laura kenny, katie archibald, nia evans and eleanor dickenson smashed their showdown with world champions america catching them with more than a kilometre remaining. the race ended in confusion. the catch normally signals the end but nobody actually told the riders. we wa nted we wanted to go out to do a good time, and! we wanted to go out to do a good time, and ifeel like we wanted to go out to do a good time, and i feel like we were on for a good time, we set ourselves up and we only had six laps left so it was a bit frustrating, you know, that there wasn't the flag. we were lucky not to crash, to be fair. so, yeah,
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little bit frustrated but obviously glad that we won. jody cundy led a successful night for the british para—cycling team too winning gold in the individual and team sprint. kadeena cox and neil fachie also took top honours. judd trump is through to the semi—finals of the scottish open. with this unusual final shot, just whack them and see what happens, he only needed a red to take the frame and the match 5—3 against stuart carrington in glasgow. he'll face the former world champion shaun murphy in the last four. how dare you accuse him of playing a shot like that, highly skilled! you would always thrash me in the snooker, and the darts, naga! iso wouldn't! plenty of electrifying action in the world darts championship over the next couple of weeks —— i so wouldn't. have a look at this. the lights going out mid—match at the alexandra palace! the fans tried their best to help by getting their phones out but the players, paul nicholson and kevin burness, had to be taken off. like a pop concert! they were using
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their phones to give them some illumination? he wasjust about to throw. i wonder if it was switched off when he threw it! not to worry, though, it was all sorted shortly after. maybe somebody just forgot to put some money in the light meter. surreal! this next story is an inspirational one. i've been to meet an 84—year—old grandmother who's hoping to change the lives of people like her who have multiple sclerosis. glen mills has been using a wheelchair for 20 years, but when she gets into a wind tunnel, she is an extremely graceful skydiver. i went along to see what she could teach me. brilliant. ready for takeoff... 84—year—old glen mills has spent over two decades in a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis, and other health problems, but all that changes when she puts on her skydiving suit and throws caution to the wind. before i was fairly sedentary in my
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chair, and there were so few things that i could do. and the minute i sat in there and felt the wind on my face, that was such a great feeling of freedom. it's changed my life completely. glenn has now completed over six hours flying time in the wind tunnel, and says it helped her to such an extent physically and mentally. you can see how independent she's become in here. but she says, as a result, she's now got movement back in her knees and legs once again. it's better than any medication because you get such a high. it's almost like euphoria for me when i get in there. i'm reliant on nobody. ican get get in there. i'm reliant on nobody. i can get movement out of my need, i can turn both knees and get in and
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out of the chair. glen then watched me struggling to match her grace and movement as i battled to keep my position and line in the driving upward wind. it's thought it's having to control your body shape in such conditions is what helped glen, and why the ms society of others follow her example and get more active now. i think glen's ana inspiration, she's amazing. back in the day doctors would advise people with ms... it doesn't have to be skydiving, it could be something as gentle as a bit of diving, but it all helps. the exact science between glen's regeneration isn't fully clear, and every case is different, but she's taken inspiration from the british athletes training around her. al hodgman lost his legs while serving in the army in an explosion but has gone on to compete in world
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championships and is the first parra athlete to get a silver medal in an able—bodied event. from being in that restricted kind of environment on the ground to suddenly being without any restrictions is just an amazing feeling for me. it's like breaking out of prison almost and being in this completely free environment. i just absolutely love it. the skies are also opening up in a more extreme ways for glen thanks to virtual reality goggles and the chance tojoin virtual reality goggles and the chance to join a team wingsuit flying. the wing just told me what to do, it took me where i wanted to. ijust to do, it took me where i wanted to. i just love it and. to do, it took me where i wanted to. ijust love it and. i'm just going to keep going until they have to ta ke to keep going until they have to take me out feet first! there we go, glen in spurring others and changing the whole perceptions, or helping to, of how people living with ms can help themselves with exercise, contrary to the previous
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thought that exercise might not be good for them. good for her. part of a big push by the ms society called active together. there's a website and everything because everything is different. you're right, one of the most inspirational stories this week. and is completely turned her life around! good for her! mike, thank you very much indeed! good morning. you are watching brea kfast. good morning. you are watching breakfast. there are some weather warning is people need to take heed of today. hello is here to tell us. we are expecting something red today. it is called freezing rain. we hear about this in america a lot. but not so much here. i know. it could be the worst weather date we have had in the uk for quite sometime. this is how freezing rain —— day. we had freezing rain in march, localised to the south—west of england. it is a very unusual
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event. as a consequence we really are very event. as a consequence we really are very concerned , event. as a consequence we really are very concerned, because it could be absolutely treacherous out there as well. this is what it does to a signpost. it adds weight to trees. that brings down branches. our lives as well. that instant ice rink effect, which means that roads and pavements become instantly impassable. pavements become instantly im passa ble. clearly pavements become instantly impassable. clearly on the roads, extremely dangerous. the met office have an amber warning out for that freezing rain for parts of the north midlands, northern england, and scotland. on top of that we could see some snow in these areas as well, up across the whole of scotla nd well, up across the whole of scotland and storm deirdre, with gales and severe gales blowing that snow around. as i say, it is looking awful indeed. what is freezing rain? what happens is we have snow forming in the clouds and atmosphere, it comes into weight slightly less cold layer of air. so what we get is
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raining, so it is super cooled water. —— into a slightly less cold. it has really been called this week. many services are at freezing or below. the rain falls on to be frozen services and it is instant icing, instant treacherous black ice. it is not looking great today. all at once as well. with storm deirdre with us it is gales or severe gales blowing that snow around. these are the areas most likely to see the freezing rain and heavy snow and blizzards across highland scotland. many of us will have severe weather in the form of wet and windy weather. even if some parts of the country don't see the freezing rain or the snow it is mild a further west, for example, it will be wet and windy. we start on the chilly note. hence the risk that as that band of precipitation, rain, snow, comes into the cold air that
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is where we will see severe winter effect today. initially starting, snow, light and patchy, then in the latter pa rt snow, light and patchy, then in the latter part of the morning into the afternoon it turns heavy, the rain, thatis afternoon it turns heavy, the rain, that is when it is at risk of turning into freezing rain. it looks wacky south of england will mostly escaped the worst of it. it looks wet —— it looks like the. further north, northern england, north midlands, into scotland, treacherous conditions. very windy across northern ireland as well. it looks nasty, even for the central lowlands of scotla nd nasty, even for the central lowlands of scotland there is potential for freezing rain. as it clears it turns back to snow. these are snowfall at lower areas in scotland. you can double that for the hills as well. we that are strong winds lasting into the evening and overnight. blizzards as well. it looks like an incredibly nasty day weather wise today. overnight we could see some ice. tomorrow looks slightly calmer, to say the least. naga and john. you
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will get is up—to—date throughout the morning. stay inside and keep warm. that is my plan for today. and watch click. the children at this north london school have invited lara and me to learn about one of the most important events in british history. it has been 100 years since the first women in the uk were able to vote in a general election. and this vr experience is attempting to demonstrate how important it is to make your voice heard. and now repeat after me, this is my voice. all: this is my voice.
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before the suffragettes, a woman had to know her place. make noise is an eight minute interactive animated documentary story which you use your voice to interact with and it's about the story of the suffragettes. i walked down the strand and the first shop i came to, which was a jeweller's, bang went my hammer through the window. in the early 20th century the british suffragette movement fought for the right of women to vote by protesting and damaging buildings, all the while facing ridicule and anger in the media. sing a note and make a monument with your voice. holding for as long as you can. and that's something that seemed to resonate with everyone in the room.
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yes, it did make me feel quite self—conscious to simply make noise, but that was the whole point — for both the female, and maybe more importantly, male participants. reminding everyone of the importance of their voice being heard and valued. what did you think of the experience today? really good and epic. how much of a difference do you think it made learning about a subject like this in vr? i know more about history compared to other games. we can understand it rather than looking at old footage, which makes it seem as though it's boring. if we this way it is more fun watch. when we think about the suffragettes we think about these women, in starched, neat clothing, and we think they're not us. and actually when you hear what they say and the way that they say it and they are giggling and punk as hell, you think, 0k, actually you can teach me something about how i need to be. this isn't just about them.
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do you think men and women are equal now? they're not equal. in what ways? men still get paid more than women. look at the buckets, one by one, and call out the names of the women who've inspired you. my mum! sonia! my mum! theresa! they seemed very excited when they could shout out the names of women who'd inspired them. who were yours? um, well, i'm only here because of tomorrow's world, the bbc science programme. and so maggie philbin and judith hann. ..before it can ever fly again. sadly, we may now have taken a step backwards in terms of female figures in technology. the 19705 saw the invention of the computer—driven wordprocessor, built by evelyn berezin, who died this week at the age of 93. in the 805, almost 40% of american computer science majors were women.
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but by 2012 this number had halved. today, in silicon valley, the heart of tech innovation, women only make up a quarter of the workforce. and female founders, on average, get less than half the investment of their male counterparts. that's maybe not surprising when you hear that only 7% of investors are women. so with stats like these we end up living in the world where most things are still designed by men, even if they are designed for women. case in point, this audio interface was recently being marketed specifically to women. great, isn't it. . ? the company has since apologised. now, if the tech industry has issues with gender balance, you want to take a look at the maritime world, where just 2% of seafarers are female.
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emily bates has been to snowy turku in finland, land of a thousand lakes, to track down a female captain whose career is about to be transformed by technology. there are many of them, but there are just a few ladies on board. but, yeah, if you do yourjob well, then it shouldn't be a problem. anu loved her life at sea, working her way up the ranks over many yea rs. but once she started a family, she found it increasingly difficult. it became kind of obvious that i need to have a shorebased job to continue. i wouldn't want to miss them growing up. but new tech may allow anu to continue her career at sea while still coming home to herfamily each night. i went to turku to get on board what is being called
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the future of shipping. ships like these make up part of finland's road network and complete millions ofjourneys each year. i'm about to get on one that doesn't have a driver. this ship has been retrofitted with a variety of sensors and cameras which allow it to navigate by itself. it can set sail, complete the crossing and even dock itself, all without any human intervention. anu has been heavily involved in the development of the tech. we have object detection, which is done by our intelligent awareness system, which is doing sensorfusion. it's using ais radar and camera to detect an object. this is going to the autonomous navigation system, which is then the brains who is kind of deciding whether these objects are dangerous for the vessel or not and whether we need to avoid them. while ship's captains like anu went
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eventually be on board, they will be piloting multiple craft from the shore. should something go wrong with an autonomous vessel, one of these places will be able to take control of it from onshore and steer it to safety no matter where it was in the world. this technology may never be a substitute for the romance of the sea, but it could let people like anu balance the life they want using their years of training and expertise with family life. afghanistan — a country in turmoil. leading an ordinary life in this war—ravaged country is hard, especially if you're female. it's been described as the worst place on earth to be a woman.
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kabul‘s babur gardens were lit up this week to mark the close of the un's 16 days of activism to end gender—based violence. yet in the western city of herat, this group of teenage girls cast aside day—to—day concerns over safety, security and mere survival to do something most girls in this country can only dream of. aptly, they are known as the afghan dreamers. translation: every child has a dream, robotics became mine when i watched cartoons with robots as a six—year—old kid. seeing them walking and talking like humans made me think about how they're built, and what makes them different from us.
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every week, they get together to code and build robots. their inventions are trying to find solutions to very local problems. translation: more than 8096 of the afghan population works in agriculture, which is still a very manual process here. we would like to change that. our bot can cut wheat and handle the first process, and eventually we would like it to separate the wheat as well, making it easier for the farmer. fatima is the team leader. unusually, her father had greatly encouraged her, only tragically she lost him last year in a suicide bombing, a stark reminder of life here. the girls won last year's prestigious robotex contest in estonia, and that gave them the chance to be able to better their device. so this year, they've gone back with the improved version hoping they could win the big—money prize on offer this time around. congratulations on reaching
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the final of the competition, how are you feeling? i'm so excited for this. so we have in here two robots. as you know, saffron is so famous in afghanistan. it is hard for women collecting the saffron by hand. so with this robot, we can help them to collecting all the saffron easier than by hand. we can cut the saffron in here and then we have a process in here. we can do process, and then in here we have an elevator so all saffron can go in here. from there, they can be packaged and transported by the other robot. as a girl interested in robotics in afghanistan, what challenges are you up against? the big challenge is that some families don't allow their girls to go to a robotics convention, because they think a girl isjust for home. i think it's wrong because girls can be like man to do something. i want to be a mechanical engineer in the future,
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and i want to help my country to improve there, like, customs, whatever they want. so i want to help them. while change won't come overnight, we may be seeing the dawn of a generation who want to think anything is possible, and surely that's a start. that's all we have time for for the short version of click. the full version is on the bbc iplayer. to keep up with the team throughout the week you can find us on facebook and twitter... @bbcclick. on instragram... @bbcclick. at bbcclick. thanks for watching. see you soon. good morning.
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welcome to breakfast, with naga munchetty and jon kay. our headlines today: brexit is in danger of getting stuck — that's the warning from a senior cabinet minister who urges mps from all parties to come together. crucial talks to tackle global warming continue through the night as officials from 200 countries struggle to agree a deal. a british sailor, rescued after her boat capsized during a round—the—world race, says she would do it all again in a heartbeat.
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